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March 19, 2024
Group photograph at the wedding of Eunice Blanchard and Richard Poethig (left to right: Erna Poethig, Eunice Blanchard & Richard Poethig, Juliet Rumsey Stroh Blanchard, David Blanchard), June 7, 1952. Pearl ID: islandora:356169 [RG 545, Box 43, Folder 17]

The Richard and Eunice Poethig Family Papers have been processed as...

March 18, 2024

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award four Research Fellowship grants for 2024.

Luca Azuma, Ph.D. student at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.); Dr. Elesha Coffman, Associate Professor of History at Baylor University (Waco, Texas); Dr. Emily Conroy-Krutz,...

March 15, 2024
Portrait of Charles Marks, Jr., 1968. [ RG 414 (Biographical Vertical Files)]

Each month, the Presbyterian Historical Society is bearing witness to the lives of African American leaders throughout the history of the PC(USA). Click here to learn how PHS is collecting records of the Black Presbyterian experience through the African American Leaders and Congregations Initiative....

February 28, 2024

Let's dig in to the work of your archivists in the fall and winter of 2023!

We had a quiet quarter of new accessions to end the year: 60.54 feet in 83 groups, among them 29 feet of records from 32 active and dissolved congregations. We brought in seven feet and 250MB of personal papers in the quarter, including the work of Liz Knott, a Presbyterian advocate for Palestine, an oral history with Rev. Cedric Portis of Third Presbyterian Church (St. Louis, Mo.), and records from Rev. Jude Michaels, a Presbyterian minister active in the...

February 21, 2024

We bring you peace and blessings this Black History Month! Your archivists are excited to share the progress we've made in documenting the Black Presbyterian experience, and we thank you for supporting the African American Leaders and Congregations Collecting Initiative.

With your support, we made site visits to appraise and pack up records for storage and for digitization. Thanks to the following congregations...

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